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Find Your State Here: http://www.youtube.com/c/howtovoteineverystate

We've been working on this one for months! So excited that it's out! This might sound dumb, but I think one of the reasons some people don't vote in the US is because it's a bit of a pain to figure it out. For those people, regardless of your age, I can totally see that it can be complicated. And hey, let's be honest, in some places they're making it complicated in the hopes that young people will stay home.

If this election seems especially intense or pressing to you, let me stress that every election is important.

Please share this far and wide!

Look below to find your state:

STATES
Alabama - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ragLSjBiGIc
Alaska - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZd7Rp4m8gs
Arizona - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1fKol8tBV8
Arkansas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfCrwRUQJ3Q
California - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTF5o-Ma1Yg
Colorado - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YbN3aXcz98
Connecticut - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj3UgguB9Nc
Delaware - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8wwn3LA9uk
Florida - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlNCOrYkQBI
Georgia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap0e_O2RiLw
Hawaii - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n6xAo2T-6o
Idaho - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9RguBn58Iw
Illinois - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8msQE61eREE
Indiana - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E2Whkw6wJw
Iowa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEN3Wuo2RmI
Kansas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwsELW1L0nM
Kentucky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLarfndxNAg
Louisiana - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtPU67RznWQ
Maine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1gdYGvoXEA
Maryland - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClBtYKEt5FU
Massachusetts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uZywLgUWr0
Michigan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_pk22R6O7w
Minnesota - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtXybSbIOMc
Mississippi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOUNGL5mdDI
Missouri - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU-IlCoBi-8
Montana - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLAUFj-4zXY
Nebraska - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Y562yAbyo
Nevada - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2_lHK93f8s
New Hampshire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8nJ95oCPU0
New Jersey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDEaYHbGieo
New Mexico - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RKCG5_Uq_Q
New York - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K5a_NmSoYE
North Carolina - https://youtu.be/14AJJjXjknQ
North Dakota - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFJ5qeT-Jzk
Ohio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCvdjNnT0Qc
Oklahoma - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPY6d-BUClc
Oregon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI8D_eWAWPo
Pennsylvania - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMJQ5pqiRNA
Rhode Island - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN5NLNqyWD0
South Carolina - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83XBcxZQaiM
South Dakota - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pduL3Yyx410
Tennessee - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6fYHqrS5FA
Texas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWas4N2d-0E
Utah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpFw9EvEjWY
Vermont - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdVjzsLbrpU
Virginia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogth3fmIaME
Washington - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1maRPLz8Y
West Virginia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GidAHJ8O8Gw
Wisconsin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Uek3S1BUs
Wyoming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZropUXblV8I

OTHER
Washington DC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caPj8bMmC1Y
Unincoporated Territories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwMyflTCFLc
Military and Overseas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg5Qh4anBZE

This was an epic project, thanks so much to the fantastic people who helped put this together!
Writing and Research - Taylor Behnke Peters (youtube.com/itsradishtime)
Editing - Derek Knabenbauer (youtube.com/dklarations)
Graphics - Nicole Sweeney (youtube.com/sweeneysays)
Director - Nick Jenkins (youtube.com/thelonelydirector)
Spanish Translation: Liza Platae, Rafael Arévalo, Amber J Holder, John Flores
Good morning John. This video comes to you in 54 parts each of which will explain how to register to vote, how to get a sample ballot, and how to vote in each of the 50 states as well as in a few other cases because we are the United States of America and each state establishes its own laws and procedures so the process of voting is different everywhere. It's just part of what makes America beautiful and a little bit annoying. But yes, we did put together over 30,000 words of scripts for this project, and yes, it was a bit of a pain. But it's worth it because I feel that voting is one of the most important parts of being an American. 

There are a lot of different ways to vote, not just practically, depending on where you live, but philosophically. You can vote for the world you most want to see or you can vote for the world you think will most likely bring change or you can vote for just one thing or based on just one thing. How you want to vote is up to you as is whether you vote.

But I want to make sure that you understand that not voting isn't some revolutionary political act. If you're not voting no-one is hearing your voice so they have no reason to represent you. Depending on where you live registering and voting are varying degrees of difficult, but in these videos I'm making it clear.

If you don't think that voting matters because no one voter decides an election, two things: 1) If everybody thought that way nobody would vote except for one guy who was just drunk and stumbled into the polling place and he would decide how the entire country got run. So it does matter. If everyone who watches this video goes out and votes, we will - we, us - will be an important voting bloc. Second, the majority of government in America is local and local elections do in fact frequently get decided by one person. This is how change happens especially as national government has become less effective in recent years. This is how laws get made and how rights get granted or taken away.

If you don't feel informed on every issue it's easy to get a sample ballot, which I'll explain in your state's video, and to do some research. It just takes an hour or half hour of research to help make America a better place. It's not hard. It might be a little complicated but we're gonna solve that problem right now. Please send this video or the corresponding state video to everyone you know who might not vote because it's too complicated or they're not sure how.

We do not change this country as individuals, we change it as an electorate. It might not be fast, it might not be perfect, but democracy does not work if we do not participate. You can now click on your state's name to watch the video on how to make sure you're registered, to register to get your sample ballot, and vote. John, I'll see you on Tuesday.